Why Garden Benches Are A Sign Of A Welcome In Your Garden

Wooden benches for your garden come in a variety of shapes, designs and sizes. Not only can they be designed to look traditional or modern, but they can also be great for creating a functional and fun family seating area too. 

Plenty of people have benches in their garden as a place to sit, as well as the decorative focal point. However, what you might not realise is that wooden benches are also a great sign that you are ready to welcome people into your garden too. Here are some reasons why you should have a garden bench in your garden. 

They are a place to sit together

One of the main reasons that people install wooden benches into their garden is because they want to sit together and chat. Benches come in a variety of styles, some are for two people to sit together, some offer the option of two separate seats that are joined together with a table in the middle. Some are large picnic style benches that everyone can crowd around.

The bench that you pick for your garden will really depend not only on the space that you have to spare but also, just how many people you think will be visiting you and your garden.

They show that you are ready to relax

There is no better feeling than sitting on a wooden bench and simply watching the world go by, particularly if that is with a large cup of tea in hand. Having a garden bench means that you always have a place to sit down and relax, no matter the time of day or the weather. Many people like watching the birds and local wildlife in their garden too. For your guests, it also shows that you are ready to sit down and chat whenever they need you, without having to go to the hassle of digging out a folded chair into the garden or even dragging a chair from inside, outside.

They can be stylish

Whilst the main aim is to provide a place to sit and bring people together, garden benches can also do this in style. Garden benches come in a variety of styles and designs that will appeal to everyone, so you will definitely find one that will fit in with the rest of your garden and your own personal style. You can opt for intricate and ornate or perhaps something a little more basic. It really is down to you.

You can make them a memorial bench

Memorial benches are incredibly popular. This is because they allow you to sit and think about the person who is no longer in your life. They are often placed in public places or sites of particular interest to the person who has passed away, but they can just as easily be located in someone’s garden. Having a memorial bench in your garden is not only ideal for you to use, but also could be a site that family and friends can come and sit down too, remembering the person that has passed. It can help you feel closer to them, despite them no longer being around.

They are social

As we have already covered, garden benches are a great place to sit together and relax. Which means that they are a social spot within your garden. This is particularly true if you pick out a garden bench that is has a table attached. You will often see these used by families who like to eat together outside, as well as those people who like to throw parties or BBQ’s in the summer months.

The great thing about wooden benches is that they are always there, which means that no matter when it is, no matter who has come to visit, you are going to be ready and waiting to invite them into your garden.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons why people see garden benches as a way to be welcomed into a garden.  Why not install a wooden bench into your outdoor space and see just how much it improves it? With so many different styles to choose from, you are never going to be stuck finding a wooden bench that is not only the ideal style for you, but offers something extra to your garden and give your guests the welcome that you hope to achieve.

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  1. We have a bench in our garden and I love sitting out there in the morning with a cup of tea :)

  2. That bench looks lovely - we're redoing our garden at the moment and I should probably get a bench to put at the top.

  3. That's such a lovely bench! We don't have a garden but whenever I have had one, there's always been a nice bench to sit on

  4. I brought a bench for our garden last year and I love it! It was a great place for me and the hubby to sit on a summer evening and enjoy a glass of wine. It was also great for sitting on with the kids and reading together in the sun!

  5. Ahh how lovely! I love that bench, and they really are very welcoming aren't they! Almost too welcoming, somebody stop our bench from our garden!!